NHL Midseason Stanley Cup Odds Update

The NHL All-Star break is fast approaching, meaning all of the league’s 30 teams have crossed the halfway point in terms of games played.

And with a half season’s worth of standings points now accumulated, puckhead prognosticators are revising their initial appraisals on who will lift Lord Stanley’s Cup this summer.

Based on the initial NHL futures, as posted by Bovada on October 6 before the regular season commenced, there has been significant movement throughout the league.

A preseason contender like the Tampa Bay Lightning – tabbed as the fourth-most likely team to win it all at +1000 odds in October – has struggled to reach the .500 mark all year, causing their stock to plummet to +3300 as of January 17.

On the other side of the spectrum, the upstart Columbus Blue Jackets have surged to a 29-9-4 record and 62 points – second-most in hockey – to turn bottom of the barrel +6600 preseason odds into just a +800 shot to win the Cup. The Blue Jackets enjoyed an epic 16-game winning streak earlier in the year, and with 40 games left to play they’re only 12 points away from surpassing their total from all of last year.

Columbus has never won a playoff series in 15 seasons since joining the league as an expansion franchise, so breaking through into the realm of true Cup contenders is quite the accomplishment.

Aside from the big movers, the trinity of elite teams that entered the year as Cup favorites – Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Washington – have all maintained that status thus far.

The Blackhawks’ star-studded cast has the second-most points in the Western Conference at 59, and their odds have slightly improved from +750 to +700.

The Penguins and Capitals both started at +1000, but Washington has claimed the most points in the league at 64 to drop down to +600. Pittsburgh has 59 points, meanwhile, to place them third in the stacked Atlantic Division, and they’re now at +900 on the Stanley Cup odds.

Check below to see how all 30 NHL teams have moved the oddsmakers’ numbers midway through the year:

Odds to Win Stanley Cup at Bovada

Team Cup Odds on 10/6 Team Cup Odds on 1/17
Chicago Blackhawks +750 Washington Capitals +600
Pittsburgh Penguins +1000 Chicago Blackhawks +700
Washington Capitals +1000 Columbus Blue Jackets +800
Tampa Bay Lightning +1000 Pittsburgh Penguins +900
Dallas Stars +1200 Minnesota Wild +900
St. Louis Blues +1400 New York Rangers +1100
San Jose Sharks +1600 Montreal Canadiens +1100
Nashville Predators +1600 San Jose Sharks +1600
Anaheim Ducks +1600 Edmonton Oilers +2000
Florida Panthers +1600 St. Louis Blues +2200
Los Angeles Kings +1800 Anaheim Ducks +2200
Minnesota Wild +2500 Calgary Flames +2800
New York Rangers +2500 Los Angeles Kings +2800
Detroit Red Wings +2500 Nashville Predators +3300
New York Islanders +2500 Tampa Bay Lightning +3300
Boston Bruins +2500 Boston Bruins +3300
Montreal Canadiens +2500 Philadelphia Flyers +3300
Philadelphia Flyers +3300 Toronto Maple Leafs +3300
Edmonton Oilers +3300 Ottawa Senators +4000
New Jersey Devils +5000 Dallas Stars +4000
Colorado Avalanche +5000 Florida Panthers +4000
Ottawa Senators +5000 Winnipeg Jets +6600
Calgary Flames +5000 Vancouver Canucks +6600
Winnipeg Jets +5000 Detroit Red Wings +10000
Toronto Maple Leafs +5000 Carolina Hurricanes +10000
Buffalo Sabres +5000 New Jersey Devils +15000
Arizona Coyotes +6600 New York Islanders +25000
Carolina Hurricanes +6600 Buffalo Sabres +25000
Columbus Blue Jackets +6600 Arizona Coyotes OFF
Vancouver Canucks +6600 Colorado Avalanche OFF